Crime Festivals I’m excited about (Part Two) Newcastle Noir @NewcastleNoir @litandphil @CollinsJacky

We're only a few weeks away from Newcastle Noir, one of the few festivals I get to every year (well, it is my home city)! There's a fabulous weekend (and a free fringe week) to look forward to, and I'm very excited! You can get tickets to individual panels or day passes or weekend passes.… Continue reading Crime Festivals I’m excited about (Part Two) Newcastle Noir @NewcastleNoir @litandphil @CollinsJacky

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The Dry, by Jane Harper – is it worth the hype? @marchmysterymadness #marchmysterymadness #Foreign

I had a slight change of plan with my "Foreign" read for March Mystery Madness. I had just decided to give up on one piece of translated fiction when my request for "The Dry" by Jane Harper came in at the library. Knowing it had a large waitlist, and being set in Australia, I started… Continue reading The Dry, by Jane Harper – is it worth the hype? @marchmysterymadness #marchmysterymadness #Foreign

March Mystery Madness Round Up: Historical and Shelf @marchmysterymadness

I normally take part in "It's Monday, What Are You Reading", but as I've not read anything except March Mystery Madness Challenges, I thought I'd do a round up of them instead! We're now into the 12th day of March, and I'm not as far forward with my reading as I'd like! I've completed two… Continue reading March Mystery Madness Round Up: Historical and Shelf @marchmysterymadness

Crime Festivals I’m excited about (Part One) – Morecambe and Vice @MorecambeVice

Happy Monday! In a change from my normal Monday wrap up, I'd like to talk about the first of two upcoming Crime Festivals that I'm excited about! So, today I'm turning my attention to Morecambe and Vice. Strangely enough, it's being held in Morecambe, on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September. This year is only… Continue reading Crime Festivals I’m excited about (Part One) – Morecambe and Vice @MorecambeVice

A (vague) TBR for March Mystery Madness! @marchmysterymadness

As mentioned on Monday, I'm going to try and take part in this readathon, which runs from March 1st-31st. The initial announcement and all the hosts can be found here. There are six challenges, and I've decided to put two or three options up for each one, in no particular order of preference. Each challenge is… Continue reading A (vague) TBR for March Mystery Madness! @marchmysterymadness

February Goals Check In

Hi everyone Tomorrow's the last day of February, and as mentioned in It’s Monday! What are you reading? I plan to do an admittedly vague TBR for March Mystery Madness readathon so I'm posting this a day early! Here's how I got on with my Goals (more info here) Challenge 1 - 2018 Goodreads Goal I have completed… Continue reading February Goals Check In

It’s Monday! What are you reading? 26/2/18 #IMWAYR

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly post to share what you recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading next. This is a terrific meme that allows you to meet fellow bookworms and find new books to add to your ever-growing reading wish list. I first spotted… Continue reading It’s Monday! What are you reading? 26/2/18 #IMWAYR

Stop the World, I want to get off; or: Why I’m struggling at the minute

Hello friends. This is a difficult post to write, but I'm struggling a lot today, and as many of you know I have been for several weeks. It's even more difficult to know where to start. My Dad has a rare and very slow growing cancer, it gets called carcinoid tumours. This is because it is… Continue reading Stop the World, I want to get off; or: Why I’m struggling at the minute

It’s Monday! What are you reading? #IMWAYR 19/2/18

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly post to share what you recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading next. This is a terrific meme that allows you to meet fellow bookworms and find new books to add to your ever-growing reading wish list. I first spotted… Continue reading It’s Monday! What are you reading? #IMWAYR 19/2/18

Noir @ The Bar Newcastle returns on Wednesday 21st February!

Noir at the Bar Newcastle is returning to the Town Wall to provide an evening of dark, dangerous and downright delightful stories. Hosted by Victoria Watson and ably assisted by Dr Noir, Jacky Collins, this event is guaranteed to thrill. Writers have come from far and wide to appear at Noir at the Bar in… Continue reading Noir @ The Bar Newcastle returns on Wednesday 21st February!